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EmailFacebookTwitter Families throughout our community have been shaken by the recent rise in gang activity across the Washington region. This is a serious issue that must be addressed with collaboration and cooperation from all levels of government.
We know the problem, and now we must find the right solution. Fairfax County offers a model for what our country can do to fight gang violence. When I was chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, we worked with local law enforcement, the business community, and the faith and civic communities to reduce gang crime and gang association.
And we reached out to parents to help them understand the signs of gang involvement.
Thanks to this collaboration, the number of teenagers involved in gang activity declined by 50 percent and the crime rate fell to a year low. Fairfax County remains the safest jurisdiction of its size in the United States.
I brought that local government experience with me to Congress and on a bipartisan basis, I worked with former U. The best thing we can do is resume funding for regional task forces that focus on gang prevention, intervention, and suppression in our communities.
It is not enough to fund programs and organizations that focus solely on prosecuting gang members after their crimes have been committed. We know that collaborative programs like the Task Force work.
Regional task forces provide local governments and law enforcement bodies with unified organizations that span jurisdictional boundaries and allow for streamlined input from various stakeholders across a community.
This bipartisan legislation builds upon our success in Fairfax County by providing community-based violence prevention grants to effective regional task forces across the country. That you cannot allow immigrants into our country and maintain security.
We know this is a false choice, and runs contrary to the American and Fairfax experience. Our immigrant communities contribute so much to the fabric of life in Northern Virginia.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Fairfax County has made progress, but we need the Federal Government to remain a partner. The Gang Violence Prevention Act is a down payment on making our communities safer.Oct 05, · Today there are an estimated 70, female gang members in the United States (Gangland, ).
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